Support Worker -

Achieve together
15 Oct 2019
12 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Are you looking for a job where you can really make a difference?
We are looking for Support Workers to join our wonderful team at Merrington Grange, which is a Residential service supporting young adults with profound Learning Disabilities and or Autism: Some of the People we Support may have associated complex behavioural needs, difficulties in communication, epilepsy and anxiety.
We support each individual to take advantage of opportunities available both at home and in the wider community, to maximise independence and to achieve their goals and lead a life that is full and enjoyable, in the way most meaningful to them.
Merrington Grange has sizeable gardens and extensive views over the Shropshire countryside situated in this rural setting close to the village of Bomere Heath just over 5ml from the town of Shrewsbury, 8ml from Bicton Health & around 4ml from Battlefield, this service is within easy reach of A49, A53 & A5. Due to the location of the service car drivers with access to your own vehicle is essential.
In addition to joining a friendly, established staff team, you will receive comprehensive induction and training that will provide you with the required skills and confidence in your new role, including MAPA and Makaton training.
We welcome people that are thinking about a change of career or want to develop themselves within the sector.
More importantly if you share our passion for providing excellent, person centred care for the vulnerable People we Support - then we'd love to hear from you.
Package description Support Workers
Merrington Grange - Shrewsbury - Shropshire
GBP8.50 per hour (increases with length of service)
Full time/Part time opportunities available
Main responsibilities The People we Support are at the heart of everything we do - they are wonderful individuals and deserve to be treated with respect, dignity and choice. Our main priority, therefore, is to find Support Workers with values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.
Could this be you?
You will provide care and support personalised to the People we Support in line with their care plan. You will work within the team to provide individual high quality person-centred care to individuals we support, supporting each to reach their optimum potential (hopes and dreams) in addition you will:
  • Engage with the People we Support and follow their care plans
  • Update care plans and risk assessments
  • Use company processes to capture information and maintain individuals we support files
  • Undertake identified goal-oriented activities and care for each individual
  • Offer and present options to support and empower choice and independence
  • Responsible for the capture of outcome information and data, on company documentation and processes
  • Complete specific, delegated tasks to deadlines and quality standards
  • Provide key worker support
  • Act as advocate for the people we support
  • Work in partnership with colleagues, appropriate family, friends, others significant to the individual and care professionals
  • Ensure individuals are safeguarded by working within internal policies, medication management systems, staff handbook, all relevant external regulatory requirements (CQC, CSSIW, OFSTED etc.)
  • Responsible for your own, People we support and site visitor health and safety (H&S)
  • Work within company policies and procedures and relevant regulation at all times
  • Engage with and follows individual care plans
  • Promote best practice
  • Provide a positive and professional outlook
Once you click "Apply", you will be directed to our website and asked to create an account. This will only take a few seconds and just requires you to give us your name and an email address, and will allow us to contact you regarding the vacancy. We won't share your details with any agencies or other companies.
Ideal candidate We believe that a successful Support Worker doesn't always have experience, but shares our vision to ensure that 'every moment has potential' for the People we Support to learn new skills and to achieve their goals.
Basic numeracy and literacy skills as well as good English are a must.
An NVQ/Diploma L2 or 3 in Health and Social Care and some experience in care work would be an added bonus, but we have a fantastic in-house training team who can help you along if you are taking your first steps in your career as a support worker.
Above all you need to be kind, caring and ready to work as a team to ensure that our services are comfortable, happy, fulfilling and safe places to live.
About the company We are a leading provider of care and support for adults with Learning Disabilities and associated complex needs, including Autism spectrum conditions, Mental Health Needs, challenging behaviour, Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities and Epilepsy.
The People we Support live in homely, family-like residences, and are encouraged to participate fully in the local community.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the People we Support, adults and children, and expect all staff to share this commitment.
Why work for us?
In addition to your salary, our benefits package includes:
  • a pension scheme
  • paid annual leave
  • reward/recognition schemes
  • a generous staff discount and benefits scheme
We also have excellent opportunities for career progression.